Department of Philosophy

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

David M. Frank is a Lecturer in Philosophy and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research focuses on values and ethics in environmental sciences. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Texas in 2012 with a dissertation on philosophy of conservation biology. He has since held postdoctoral positions at New York University, the University of North Carolina, and Brown University, developing research collaborations with environmental scientists and teaching courses on environmental ethics, research ethics, and philosophy of science. His current research focuses on philosophical controversies about invasive species and the ethics and economics of the Green New Deal.